Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Agenda: S.C. delegates mostly behind Clinton; Summerville gov't petition; CCSD keeps school for disabled open

Clyburn, Benjamin, Harrison, Sellers to speak throughout week

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM

The first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia saw a few rocky moments as Bernie Sanders delegates made themselves heard a day after the part's national chairman announced she would resign over controversy stemming from stolen emails released by Wikileaks over the weekend. South Carolina delegates for both candidates at the DNC are mostly aligned behind Hillary Clinton despite the controversy as the party preps to formally nominate her for the presidency. Source: NPR, Vice, P&C

On the DNC stage this week from S.C.: Congressman Jim Clyburn, former state Rep. Bakari Sellers, S.C. Dem Chair Jaime Harrison, and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. Source: AP

Videos to watch from last night: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

Also see: Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was spotted seated next to former Pres. Bill Clinton during much of the opening night proceedings.

As the county continues to work to keep I-526 alive, the State Infrastructure Bank board will meet this morning to consider extending the timeline for winding down the I-526 project. Source: Live 5, P&C

A group of Summerville activists have gathered more than 6,000 signatures to add a referendum on the November ballot to move the town's government from a council to a mayor-council form of government, ceding more power to the local mayor. Source: P&C

The Charleston County School Board voted last night to keep open a charter school for students with severe disabilities for another year. Source: P&C


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